QTS Literacy Skills Test

Professional Literacy Skills Test Guide

We recommend that you sit the test on a desktop computer to replicate the conditions you will have on the day of your actual exam. Our literacy skills tests enable you to practice online tests in the same format as the real exam. We provide one free literacy skills practice test so that people can see what the tests are like before signing up.

We recommend that you use one of the following browsers whilst taking this literacy skills practice test to ensure the test works as it should.

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We don’t recommend using safari with our tests.

Please read these instructions carefully before you start this test.

The test will start when you press next.

The test contains four sections, each of which are worth the following marks:

  • Spelling – 10 marks
  • Punctuation – 15 marks
  • Grammar – 8 to 12 marks
  • Comprehension – 8 to 12 marks

The tests are designed to help you become familiar with the format of the professional literacy skills test and give you practise answering questions similar to those seen in the actual exam.

In your actual exam you will be provided with headphones and some paper which you can use for workings out if you wish. For these tests make sure your sound is on for the spelling section.

You press next to move to the next question and you can also use the navigational menu at the bottom of the screen to do this.

The time limit applies to all of the questions. You are allowed to go back to a question and change your answer if you decide to, as long as it is within the overall time limit. However, you can’t go back to the spelling section once you have completed it.

When you select ‘End Test’ the test will finish regardless of whether you have answered all of the questions or you have used up the time, so make sure you have finished before clicking this button.